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Adrienne Williams

Violin

Biography

Adrienne began playing the violin at the age of 8. She has studied from Barbara Williams,

Monte Belknap, Alex Woods, Patty Kopec, Liza Ferschtman, David Kim, William Preucil, David

Coucheron, Christian Fatu, and Mikhail Kopelman. Through her chamber music collaborations,

she has also studied from members of the Brentano Quartet, the Lydian Quartet, the Vienna

Piano Trio, and the Ying Quartet.

Adrienne completed a Bachelor’s in Music Performance at Brigham Young University, where

she was a member of the Honors Quartet and served as concertmaster of the Philharmonic and

Chamber orchestras. In summer of 2017 she toured the Philippines with the BYU Chamber

Orchestra as assistant concertmaster. Later that summer she also attended the Brevard Music

Festival as a member of the Concertmaster studio and was the concertmaster of the Brevard

Sinfonia. While attending Brevard, Adrienne soloed as a finalist in the Jan and Beattie Wood

Concerto competition.

As a winner of several concerto competitions Adrienne has also soloed with the Utah Valley

Symphony, Oquirrh Mountain Symphony, and BYU Symphony. In 2015 Adrienne performed in

Carnegie Hall as a winner of the American Protege International Music Talent Competition.

Adrienne remains busy with recording projects, chamber music, and orchestral

performances. She has recently performed with conductors Joann Falletta, Keith Lockhart,

Matthias Bamert, and Neil Varon. She has performed with the orchestra at the Cathedral of the

Madeleine, the Utah Regional Ballet Orchestra, and the American West Symphony. Adrienne

regularly performs with the Utah Symphony as a substitute violinist.

Adrienne is devoted to building and sustaining music programs in public schools. She spent

several years assisting and tutoring the orchestra programs at Mountain View High School and

the Northridge and Foothill Elementary schools. From 2016-2017, she taught the after-school

orchestra at Franklin Elementary School. She has performed and taught in numerous

educational outreach programs, most recently when she partnered with the Rosemary Beach

Foundation in Florida, working to bring classical music and visual arts to various K-12 schools.

Adrienne is currently in the process of completing a Master’s in music from the Eastman School

of Music. She is passionate about performing, teaching, and helping all to foster a love of the

arts.